16 days in Thailand Itinerary

16 days in Thailand Itinerary

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16 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: London
+2
Fly + Bus + Ferry:  18 h
1
Ko Pha Ngan
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
2
Bophut, Ko Samui
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  2 h 30 min
3
Krabi Town
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1 h 30 min
4
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 2 nights
Ferry:  45 min
5
Ko Lanta
— 2 nights
Ferry:  2 h 30 min
6
Patong, Phuket
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  5 h
7
Bangkok
— 3 nights
Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: London

2
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Pha Ngan ©
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Bottle Beach and Wat Phu Khao Noi. Get outdoors at Thong Nai Pan Noi and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Salad Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Mae Haad Beach.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Ko Pha Ngan trip maker website .

London, UK to Ko Pha Ngan is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Ko Pha Ngan is 7 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from London in December; daily highs in Ko Pha Ngan reach 35°C and lows reach 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bophut.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi
Bottle Beach ©
Bottle Beach
Spas

1
night
Bophut, Ko Samui

Bophut
Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Choeng Mon Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Plai Laem, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Bophut online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Ko Pha Ngan to Bophut takes 4 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Choeng Mon Beach
Choeng Mon Beach
Wat Plai Laem ©
Wat Plai Laem
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): get great views at Railay View Point, head off the coast to Bamboo Island, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Railay Beach. On your second day here, head off the coast to Tup Island, head off the coast to Poda Island, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea).

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Krabi Town trip builder tool .

Getting from Bophut to Krabi Town by combination of flight and bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Bophut in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 26°C in Krabi Town. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
Railay View Point ©
Railay View Point
Tup Island ©
Tup Island

2
nights
Ko Phi Phi Don

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, then step off the mainland to explore Ko Phi Phi Le, and then meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): head off the coast to Ko Bida Nok, then enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, and then kick back and relax at Laem Tong Bay.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Ko Phi Phi Don itinerary builder .

Ride a ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Phi Phi Don in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to catch the ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Long Beach ©
Long Beach

2
nights
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta ©
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
On the 22nd (Sun), take a peaceful walk through Thung Yee Pheng Mangrove Forest, then kick back and relax at Lanta Klong Nin Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lanta Animal Welfare, and finally kick back and relax at Long Beach. On the next day, kick back and relax at Diamond Cliff Beach and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Ko Lanta road trip planning tool .

Traveling by ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Lanta Klong Nin Beach ©
Lanta Klong Nin Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Long Beach ©
Long Beach

2
nights
Patong, Phuket

Patong ©
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
On the 24th (Tue), kick back and relax at Freedom Beach, get great views at Nai Harn Beach, and then take some stellar pictures from Karon View Point. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at The Phuket Gallery, make a trip to Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong), and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Patong journey planning site .

Getting from Ko Lanta to Patong by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Phuket Town, Nai Harn Beach, Karon View Point
Highlights from your plan
Freedom Beach ©
Freedom Beach
Nai Harn Beach ©
Nai Harn Beach
Karon View Point ©
Karon View Point

3
nights
Bangkok

Bangkok ©
Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wat Maha That and Wat Suwan Dararam Ratchaworawihan. Get some cultural insight at Wat Pho and Jim Thompson House. When in Bangkok, make a side trip to see Historic City of Ayutthaya in Ayutthaya, approximately 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine).

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Bangkok travel route planning app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Patong to Bangkok takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Bangkok are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trip

Ayutthaya
Highlights from your plan
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Maha That ©
Wat Maha That
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho

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